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Appeals court says state agency did not abuse its power in setting daily lead level limit

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — California's 1st District Court of Appeal recently ruled that the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) did not abuse its discretion when it set the maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for lead as a reproductive toxicant.

Appeals court orders the return of $330 million to foreclosure settlement fund

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 17, 2018

A California appellate court ordered the return of more than $330 million to the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) Deposit Fund after finding state officials unlawfully used the money for the state's general fund.

Appeals court vacates denial of PG&E petition for summary adjudication in Butte Fire case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An appeals court recently vacated a decision denying a motion for summary adjudication in a lawsuit involving the Butte Fire that started in Jackson and swept through Calaveras and Amador counties in September 2015.

Appeals court says DHCS needs to comply with duty to pay Medi-Cal claims

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 15, 2018

An appeals court rejected an appeal involving the State Department of Health Care Services and nearly two-dozen health clinics that serve medically underserved populations in California.

Appeals court vacates order in case involving grandparents' suit against Kaiser in death of grandson

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 14, 2018

An appeals court in California has ruled that a trial court erred when it denied a request for a continuance in a case involving a toddler who died of cancer.

Appeals court says disciplinary charges against San Francisco officers were filed in a timely manner

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of justices in California's First District Court of Appeal recently disagreed with a San Francisco Superior Court decision that said disciplinary notices filed against several San Francisco police officers in 2015 had been filed within the statute of limitations.

Appeals court confirms state is not the proper defendant in dispute regarding jury trial fees in injury case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District recently ruled that the state of California is not the proper defendant in dispute regarding jury trial fees in a case alleging personal injury from a car accident.

Appeals court orders hospital to pay $50,000 fine for leaving sponge in surgery patient

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California appeals court recently said Saint Francis Memorial Hospital must pay a $50,000 fine assessed by the state after a sponge was left in a patient who had back surgery in 2010.

California Supreme Court reverses appeal court decision in handgun identification number case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision reversing an order by an appeals court in a case involving handgun safety laws requiring dual placement of microscopic identification numbers.

Pacific Research Institute says Janus ruling has different meanings for different employees

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

The Pacific Research Institute says Wednesday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME will mean different things to different people in California.

Man seeks removal of case involving child custody to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California man recently filed a notice of removal in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California regarding a lawsuit against the state of California over alleged deprivations of fundamental rights in a dispute involving child custody.

States allege EPA violated Clean Air Act by failing to respond to state-submitted emissions plans

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Eight states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator after the states claim they have violated the Clean Air Act.

Levi Strauss alleges Dorsaz, Nanal copied stitching design on jeans

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Levi Strauss & Co. is suing two companies for trademark infringement over their alleged use of its Arcuate stitching design.

Trust says company owners transferred assets to avoid $7 million settlement payment

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2018

Rescap Liquidating Trust is suing First California Mortgage Company, alleging intentional interference with a contract in order to avoid paying a multimillion settlement, among other allegations.

Petition to enforce nearly $18 billion foreign arbitration award filed against Chevron

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 10, 2018

​A petition for an order to confirm a nearly $18 billion foreign arbitration award has been filed against Chevron in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

From Legal Newsline

IRS wins legal fight with Facebook over audit dispute

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Facebook against the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly denying its right to an independent forum.

From Legal Newsline

Two counts of fuel charge suit against Sysco Corp. filed by restaurant owners dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against Sysco Corp. over an alleged fuel surcharge.

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